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Big East Death Throes?

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We sort of figured the Big East would wither gradually, but increasingly it looks as if the end may come rather suddenly instead as the seven Catholic basketball schools basically have to decide quickly whether to dissolve the league or not.

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There was some confusion Wednesday about whether or not new member Temple could vote on dissolution. Apparently they can vote on everything but.

Dissolution would be ironic for Cincinnati and UConn as both schools tried desperately to leave but now find the basketball heart of the conference prepared to leave them behind.

There is some talk of pursuing Xavier and Butler, but things are so fluid now that no one has the slightest idea of what will happen.

UConn president (and Duke grad) Susan Herbst, who has been very active in trying to bail on the league, is now working the phones to try to get the other schools to stay.